The former Manchester City player is said to be keen on a return to the country of his birth, with Southampton and West Ham United supposedly interested.
The Libyan international headed to Palermo instead but is set to be loaned out.
Celtic linked Ahmad Benali has signed with Palermo.
The Bhoys are reportedly front-runners to sign the Libyan international.
Palermo have reportedly joined the race to sign Brescia star Ahmed Benali.
The Libyan international argued with the referee after receiving red against Trapani at the weekend.
The talented midfielder is reportedly on his way to Glasgow.
The Libyan international is a former Manchester City youth team player.
Everton have joined the race to sign Ahmad Benali.
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Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Brescia midfielder Ahmad Benali.